Maria the Virgin Witch Review — C

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A witch stops wars with magic.

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This show was very hard for me to put up with thematically. It’s extremely naive and simplistic. For example, see the screenshot above from the finale. Which basically ends in Maria one-upping God because she has friends. Not to mention the whole premise is a Gundam 00-esque spoiled kid tries to forcibly stop all wars through violence while preaching at everyone else to stop being so violent. Theologically the show was so confused I could barely follow it, for example, this witch hunter starts a Mary cult which leads him to simultaneously start the Enlightenment and atheism (before he turns to salt). Their understanding of Christianity was more or less incomprehensible to me.

Other than that, it was decently entertaining. No one’s going to remember it in a year. But could have been a lot worse.

  • Storytelling – C – Very simplistic themes.
  • Voice – D – Most distinctive feature was the misplaced sex jokes…
  • Characters – C – Guy without a dick.
  • Attention Grab – B – Wasn’t bored.
  • Production – C – Could have been worse.
  • Overall – C

Recommendations – Spice and Wolf, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou (same general themes but much better told)

5 thoughts on “Maria the Virgin Witch Review — C

  1. Man, that finale was goddamn awful. I was prepared for something cheesy, but that monologue had to be the most over-the-top, pretentious, cliched bullshit I’ve heard all season. At least the “fuck yeah, humanity!” speech at the end of Parasyte did me the courtesy of keeping it short.

  2. “Maria one-upping God because she has friends”

    I think your cynical interpretation of that is kind of backwards, in all honesty, but whatever. It doesn’t seem like you’d hear any opposing viewpoints by now.

    “Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou”

    Man, I’ve really lost all trust in you after claiming that was even remotely “better told” at all.

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